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Strathcona, Vancouver's First Neighbourhood

Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest and truly unique neighbourhood, has been called a slum, “home of the working man,” and absolutely charming. Starting out as a collection of shacks and cottages around the Hastings Mill, it developed into a residential area that quickly moved south and east away from the mill... Read More about Strathcona and the area's history »
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Hello Friends and Neighbours,

An early newsletter post to share an exciting upcoming event from Centre A Gallery.

I've seen firsthand how a little rudimentary Cantonese can go along way and bring a smile to a local elder's face..
Check it out!
— Pete Fry

Please join Centre A for:


An Art &...

Neighbourhood Events
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Neighbourhood Events
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, April 13, 2014
S.R.A Newsletter
Friday, March 28, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,
Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting:
Wendesday, April 2, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre

There's plenty of stuff going on in the neighbourhood, including tomorrow - Spade to Spoon ( Strathcona's own food and garden event) at the community centre, the public hearing for the DTES LAP on tuesday - and the deadline for Neighbourhood Small Grants - Monday April 7th!

Wednesday's SRA meeting will...

Neighbourhood Events
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Neighbourhood Events
Maps & Memories 4th Downtown Eastside Artfare Institute
Friday, June 6, 2014 to Sunday, June 8, 2014
S.R.A Newsletter
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The DTES Local Area Plan will be presented to Council tomorrow. The following is the SRA position on the LAPP which Chair Pete Fry will present in person. The speaker's list will likely be quite long, and possibly tense, but residents can submit written comments to


Strathcona Residents' Association
c/o 601 Keefer Street,
Vancouver BC
V6A 3V8

March 11, 2014

Re: Draft DTES Local Area Plan and Report

Neighbourhood Events
Spade to Spoon
Saturday, March 29, 2014
S.R.A Newsletter
Sunday, March 2, 2014

Hello Friends and Neighbours,

Some news and updates for you, inlcuding agenda for our next meeting:
Wendesday, March 5, 7:15 at the Strathcona Community Centre

Of course, top of the list is final draft of the Local Area Plan for the Downtown Eastside and Strathcona, which has just been released and will be going to council on March 12. We'll be offering some background and points to consider below - with an expanded conversation at this Wednesday

A reminder...

Neighbourhood Events
Canadian Club2
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
S.R.A. Blog
Poison Warning - Strathcona Park

Poison Warning - Strathcona Park, Cottonwood area

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Notice about follow up meeting re: today's draft Local Area Plan.
Meeting is Wednesday March 5 (not 6)
sorry for confusion.. presentation of plan before council is still scheduled for March 12

S.R.A Newsletter
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hello friends and neighbours,

We'll forgoe much commentary to share links to the final draft Plan and Staff report, which have just been released moments ago.

Obviously, at some 320 pages is some serious reading but does represent a 30 year plan and significant changes to the area.

Residents will have an opportunity to discuss the plan at our regularily scheduled SRA meeting...

Neighbourhood Events
The Dovbush Dancers
Thursday, March 27, 2014